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Ron Kind's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

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7%
2013-2014
9%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
17%
2007-2008
52%
2005-2006
40%
1998-2002
10%
1997
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
66%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
78%
2007
69%
2005
91%
2003-2004
67%
2001-2002
71%
1999-2000
37%
2001-2010
37%
2001-2010
81%
2013
81%
2013
79%
2012
79%
2012
47%
2011
47%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
46%
2009
46%
2009
70%
2008
70%
2008
73%
2007
73%
2007
64%
2006
64%
2006
50%
2005
50%
2005
80%
2004
80%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
50%
2001
50%
2001
60%
2000
60%
2000
36%
1999
36%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1997
75%
1997
83%
2007
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